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By all accounts, North Korea launched a long-range rocket on Sunday, ignoring international warnings against doing so. The question is: Where's the payload?

According to North Korea's official media, not only did the country successfully send a communications satellite into orbit, but "it is sending to the Earth the melodies of the immortal revolutionary paeans 'Song of General Kim Il Sung' and 'Song of General Kim Jong Il.'"

The United States, while accusing the reclusive nation of taking provocative action with a long-range missile, called the launch a failure, saying the rocket's payload failed to enter into orbit. Read full article »

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